The Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center (MAJDC) is one of 9 regional centers of the National Juvenile Defender Center. MAJDC is responsible for providing technical assistance and coordinating juvenile defender training and reform efforts in DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico. Professor Henning is currently the Director of the MAJDC.


The National Juvenile Defender Center coordinates the efforts of the nine regional centers throughout the country. Two Georgetown Law faculty, Wallace Mlyniec and Abbe Smith, have served on the Board of Directors for NJDC.


MAJDC regularly updates a resource guide for youth, families, juvenile defenders, and other stakeholders in Virginia’s juvenile justice system. Download “Accessing Social Service, Educational, and Mental Health Resources for Youth in Virginia.”┬áIf you know of resources that should be added to this guide, please email Rebba Omer.